First report of Cucumber vein yellowing virus in Iran
During a survey conducted in July 2002 in cucurbit-growing areas in southern Iran, symptoms resembling those of Cucumber vein yellowing virus (Ipomovirus, CVYV ;– EPPO A2 List) were observed on a cucumber (Cucumis sativus) plant near Jiroft, (Kerman Province). Laboratory tests (indicator plants, IEM, RT-PCR) confirmed the presence of the virus. Additional leaf samples were collected from watermelons (Citrullus lanatus, 6 samples) and melons (Cucumis melo, 4 samples) growing on the same farm and CVYV was detected in all of them. This is the first report of CVYV in Iran. However, it is felt that more studies should be conducted in the southern regions of Iran, where Bemisia tabaci (vector of CVYV) is abundant, to better estimate the extent and incidence of the disease in cucurbit crops.
The situation of Cucumber vein yellowing virus in Iran can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2002 on a few cucurbit plants in the Province of Kerman (south).
Bananej K, Desbiez C, Girard M, Wipf-Scheibel C, Vahdat I, Kheyr-Pour A, Ahoonmanesh A, Lecoq H (2006) First report of Cucumber vein yellowing virus on cucumber, melon and watermelon in Iran. Plant Disease 90(8), p 113.